Aircraft Detection Lighting Systems (ADLS) Air Traffic Flow Studies
To predict FAA decision making, it is necessary to determine the significance of impacts. Capitol Airspace can provide analyses that make a difference when facing costly expenses associated with lighting requirements for your wind farms and upcoming wind projects.
Capitol Airspace Air Traffic Count studies determine the number of aircraft impacted within a given operation. Wind developers can benefit from conducting this study on their existing or future wind projects when addressing the FAA’s requirements for Aircraft Detection Lighting Systems (ADLS) as described in the Obstruction Marking and Lighting Advisory Circular (AC 70/7460-1L). Conducting an Air Traffic Count study ahead of time can also allow for early planning and associated cost projections of future projects based on the project’s coverage area.
Capitol Airspace’s Air Traffic Count Study Can Provide:
- Number of aircraft penetrating the coverage area
- Number of on/off cycles
- Minutes of “lights on” time over one year period of time
- Relative to traditional nighttime lights, the percentage of time that ADLS controlled lights would be activated
This information could aid in reaching a compromise with the FAA, or being able to justify the use of traditional lighting systems for your wind turbines.
Capitol Airspace is the only aviation and airspace consulting firm that provide these types of in-depth Air Traffic Count studies.